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George Grosz. Metropolis (Grossstadt). 1917

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Metropolis (Grossstadt)

George Grosz (American, born Germany. 1893–1959)

Date:
1917
Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
26 3/4 x 18 3/4" (68 x 47.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase
MoMA Number:
136.1946

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist; acquired by Sally Falk (1888-1962), Mannheim, 1918 [1]; sold to Rudolf Pfrunder, Zurich, January 6, 1919 [2]; sold to J. B. Neumann (1887-1961), Berlin, October 1919 [3]. Wilhelm Landmann [William Landman] (1891-1986), Mannheim/Amsterdam/Toronto, by 1939 [4]; sold to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 24, 1946.
[1] Roland Dorn et al., Stiftung und Sammlung Sally Falk, Mannheim: Städtische Kunsthalle, 1994, p. 136.
[2] Ibid., p. 162. On deposit at the Kunsthalle Mannheim since May 1918 (title: Café).
[3] Ibid.
[4] Date of acquisition unknown. On loan from Landmann to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, from 1939-1946. See Gregor Langfeld, Duitse kunst in Nederland: 1919-1964, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2004, p. 164.

Grosstadtbild
Café
Grossstadt
Metropolis

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